Tag Archives: California

Two More Wines from Monterey

Getting our latest delivery from A Taste of Monterey has made me nostalgic for another trip to that part of the world.  Carmel-by-the-Sea is God’s world as the old expression went.  I guess wine and great moments just go hand … Continue reading

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My First Zin from Monterey

There is always some genuine excitement when the delivery person has me sign for my package from A Taste of Monterey.  It was our first wine club and the only one for ages and always a delight.  We just kind … Continue reading

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Hyde Park in Northville

Ms. Yoga was totally happy that we were trying a steakhouse that she had been to in Florida and had a chance to introduce us to it, in our own backyard.  Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse is actually in Northville Township … Continue reading

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Ms. Yoga is So Popular

While we were taking care of Ms. Yoga at the Casa Raconteur, her family was making preparations for a party while she was in town.  We are used to having to share her with the world, as she tends to … Continue reading

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Duckhorn Vineyards Duckhorn

Ms. Yoga made her appearance and it brought moments of youth in a couple of ways.  The logistics of her trips here are anything but prosaic and I think even her slate of appointments are constantly changing.  For me, it … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner 2018

To this day, I marvel at the concept of having a Norman Rockwell style Thanksgiving dinner.  I never encountered it growing up, but then I guess Norman Rockwell didn’t grow up with Armenians who believe that there may not be … Continue reading

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Early Thanksgiving Day

The big day had arrived and everyone can get mad at us.  The gifts for Christmas have been bought, wrapped and bundled by family.  The Christmas cards and newsletters have been posted, and so have the Christmas parcels.  All the … Continue reading

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